Hike Highlight: Savage Lakes

A 3.8-mile round trip hike, the Savage Lake trail is a steep yet moderate hike in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. Leaving cell phone service long behind in the Roaring Folk valley, follow the babbling Frying Pan River for approximately 27 miles high up into the Holy Cross Wilderness for this picturesque hike. StartingContinue reading “Hike Highlight: Savage Lakes”

Exploring Colorado’s Mountain Passes: 4 Epic Mile-High Hikes

Over the Labor Day weekend, my husband I traveled to Colorado to compete in the Grand Traverse. A point-to-point ultramarathon, the race runs up and over two mountain passes connecting Crested Butte to Aspen. While the race didn’t go in my favor, the week long trip was not a complete bust – exploring four differentContinue reading “Exploring Colorado’s Mountain Passes: 4 Epic Mile-High Hikes”

Hiking My First 14er: Mt. Evans via Sawtooth Ridge

Following a bubbling spring, we scrambled and bouldered down loose rocks and past big horned sheep on cliff faces to the valley floor. From the base, I looked up from where we came and out to where we had yet to go. It looked daunting. My legs were tired from hiking all weekend and runningContinue reading “Hiking My First 14er: Mt. Evans via Sawtooth Ridge”